Eric Chevalier Fie Gris 2017 Review – A Unique Grape Find

Published by Jeremy.

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For wine fans, you likely are familiar with Sauvignon Blanc- the popular grape grown all over the world known for its high acid and lovely flavors.

But have you tried the rarer Sauvignon Gris- a pink skinned mutation of the popular grape? Truly, these are a bit harder to come by, and we were fortunate enough to find a bottle of Eric Chevalier's Fie Gris from the Loire Valley and what a find this one was!

We honestly would not be upset if more wineries planted this alongside their Sauvignon Blanc holdings!

A Beautiful Sauvignon Gris from the Loire

Eric Chevalier Fie Gris

This Sauvignon Gris was pale gold in color with medium aromas of yellow apple, pear, lemon, lime, wet stone, saline, peach, peach rings, grapefruit, wet wool, white blossom, and almond.

On the palate, this wine was dry with high acidity, medium alcohol and finish, and medium(+) body and flavor intensity. We found flavors of yellow apple, pear, quince, pineapple, lemon, lime, wet stone, honeysuckle, and a slight waxy texture on the finish.

The fruit flavors in this wine were quite beautiful, and the floral notes and waxy texture really came together for a refreshing wine that we quite enjoyed.

Sauvignon Gris Food Pairing – Indian Chickpea Curry

Sauvignon Gris Food Pairing - Indian Curry

We paired this Sauvignon Gris with Indian chickpea curry as we thought the high acidity would hold up well with the aromatic and flavorful curry. The acidity in the wine held and brought out more pineapple and passionfruit notes in the wine which was quite nice- whenever tropical notes shine we have no complaints!

Score: 4 / 5

We'd buy another bottle of this one.

Overall, this was a wonderfully balanced wine that can hold up to a number of meals thanks to its high acidity and wide flavor profile. For the aromatic and intense Indian curry we made, this wine truly held its own!

Domaine Eric Chevalier is located at 102 L'Aujardière, 44310 Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu in the Loire Valley, France. We enjoyed this bottle in 2023.

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